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“Under the Sea” Collection from Agua Dulce Elementary


Etching by Kaylee Bosey of Paraclete High School, Palmdale CA

Our 2nd annual, “Art for Jack–Celebrating Children’s Art” event is coming!  Tuesday, May 20th at 3:30pm, children’s art workshops beginning at 4pm, at High Desert School MPR off the 14 freeway at Crown Valley Rd., Acton.  Painting and craft workshops, family entertainment, ‘Jack’s Young Artists’–performances of local young artists, art exhibits, auction, and a special performance by Center Stage Opera!  (Early registration for children’s choir for fall 2014 available at event)  Only $5  for admission.  Download our flyer here!

May is brain tumor awareness month!  The leading cause of cancer-related death in children is one of the least funded areas of cancer research.  DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is responsible for 80% of pediatric brain tumor deaths annually.  Event proceeds benefit the DIPG research fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Volunteer information and registration is now available, as well as the registration form for artist exhibitors, business and non-profit booths, donations for auction or raffle, is now available also; just click on the highlighted links above.    For donations of art, an intellectual property release form must accompany the donation form.  Please visit the forms page if you have trouble downloading from here.

flyer1Art for Jack now has a small but spirited travelling gallery looking for a home by the end of 2014, to serve as an art gallery/coffee house/thrift and collectibles store that features primarily children’s art.  Proceeds benefit the DIPG research fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  We are looking for donated space, and if unable to find this, our kickstarter campaign will begin this June to raise funds.

We believe in the healing power of art and music, especially for children.  This program was inspired by a gift from Peggy Marrone, art teacher at Agua Dulce Elementary School, in the Spring of 2012 when Jack was still alive.  We were planning a music fundraiser for Jack that July 14, and she showed up on our doorstep with some 65 beautiful paintings of watercolor and crayon, now entitled the “Under the Sea” collection.   Because of this gift, we were resolved to create an art event that featured children’s art as our organization’s first event.  For more details, visit the ‘Jack’s Story’ page.

Our first event as an organization did just that:  Art for Jack, “Celebrating Children’s Art”, debuted Saturday, May 11 2013 at the Agua Dulce Women’s Club.  Follow the link to the article, to read more about it.

Galleries are displayed as follows for your convenience:   

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Professional Art:     Works from various artists; prints available in different sizes.  Call J.A.F. 661-977-3125 for pricing on original works if you are interested in a piece.   Prints from $15 donation and up, plus the cost of shipping; giclee canvas available as well.

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Agua Dulce School:     Spring 2012, the inspiration for ‘Art for Jack’, “Under the Sea” collection from grades K, 1, 5, Peggy Marrone, teacher.  Framed originals, prints, $135 12×18(artwork), $95  9×12(artwork size).   Prints from $15, 3 for $30, plus shipping.   framed1framed2 framed3 framed4








Vasquez H.S.:

Student artists submissions for ‘Art for Jack’ 5-11-13 from this high school in Acton, CA, special ‘Art for Jack’ and DIPG awareness project led by Paiz Carnewal, Art Teacher and Ty Devoe, Principal. For pricing on originals, framed or unframed, contact J.A.F. home office.

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Paraclete H.S.     Student artist volunteers for ‘Art for Jack’ 5-11-13 submitted works from this private school in Palmdale, CA.

Millikan H.S.      Student artists submissions for ‘Art for Jack’ 5-11-13, special angel block-print project led by Roberta Patterson of Millikan H.S. Long Beach.  Contact J.A.F. for pricing and availability of works, framed, unframed, prints.

Jack’s Young Artists:    Child artist submissions for “Art for Jack” and from the event 5-11-13.  Call J.A.F. for pricing and availability on originals, prints from $15 up, plus shipping.  Get 3 for the donation amount for 2 on all prints!




Angel Block Print

Angel Block Print


Millikan High School, Long Beach

A Fish for Jack

A Fish for Jack


Jio Park, age 4


Aman Glasgow, age 2 (Jack’s best buddy)

“Jack’s Young Artists”–various Child Artists who felt inclined to give to our Cause; gallery coming soon!!